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Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts Presents Eclectic Mix of Dance, Music, Poetry and Fashion Events

- Kwanzaa-themed show, monologue slam and television industry panel are among offerings at
the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University -


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Long Island University,
Brooklyn Campus

Independent Film New YorkBrooklyn, N.Y. – Holiday shows geared towards children and cultural events for older audiences, including a panel on the entertainment industry with top television executives, are among the offerings at Long Island University’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts this November and December.

Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.

Center for Communication and Kumble Theater present: Lights, Camera, Action! New York, Keeping it Reel
With a record 23 television shows shooting in the Big Apple, major industry players talk about why they love New York. Panelists include Merrill Karpf, co-executive producer, “Unforgettable,” CBS; Allen Coulter, director, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO; and Amy Kaufman, co-executive producer, “Gossip Girl,” The CW Network. Sponsored by HBO, co-presented by The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Tickets: Free admission, R.S.V.P. required at

Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.

Purelements: An Evolution in Dance presents: Elements in 5ive!
Brooklyn-based company celebrates its fifth year of innovative dance concepts. Choreographers Lakai Worrell and Kevin Joseph fuse elements of contemporary ballet, Hip Hop, African, modern dance and musical theater. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors/students with ID.

Thursday, November 10, 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Community Works presents: Red Hawk Dance Troupe
By combining singing and drumming with traditional and social dances, as well as verbal interpretation, the Red Hawk Dance Troupe entertains, educates and fosters a positive image of our nation’s first culture – a program for all ages. Tickets: $7. Contact Community Works at or call (212) 459-1854.

Friday, November 18, 7 p.m.

United Way of New York City presents: The Stars of New York Dance 2011
Dance competition helps to raise dance scholarship funds for children from low-income communities. It pairs five NYC community leaders (Dancing Stars) with five principal dancers from local dance organizations (Dancing Partners) to compete for a $5,000 award. Susan L. Taylor, editor emeritus of Essence Magazine and founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement, will be honored. Tickets: $50; $100, includes pre-show (5:30 p.m.) reception.

Sunday, November 20, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tribal Truths Collection in association with Kumble Theater present: Fashion for Food – 20th Annual Fall/Winter Show and Sale
Fashion for Food presents 12 local artisans selling unique items for the launch of the holiday shopping season, with music by Weusi Ensemble along with a fashion show at 3 p.m. with designs by Tribal Truth Collection, Woza Cephas Designs and hand knits by Ioni. Donations will benefit area food pantries serving residents of Downtown Brooklyn for the Thanksgiving holiday. Tickets: Free admission.

Thursday-Friday, December 1-2, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

The Paper Bag Players present: Laugh, Laugh, Laugh!
This show captures everything that has made this company a family favorite for 53 years! It will surprise you, delight you and make you laugh, laugh, laugh! Tickets: Contact The Paper Bag Players at (212) 353-2332 or

Saturday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.

IFNY Monologue Slam: US vs UK
The latest in the series of Independent Film New York Monologue Slams features three contestants from the United States versus three from the United Kingdom in a fun-filled international acting competition. Contestants will show off their skills and talent in front of a panel of industry judges and a cheering audience for the IFNY Monologue Slam Championship title and prizes - hosted by Malik Yoba of the Syfy Channel’s “ALPHAS” and “The Working Actor” course at the Brooklyn Campus. Tickets: $20.

Monday, December 19, 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Community Works presents: Kwanzaa: The Celebration of Heritage
Through vibrant songs, pulsating dance, acoustic percussion and vocal adrenaline, HERITAGE O.P. creates an interactive celebration of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Dance and sing along to the rhythms of the djembe drum, shekere and mbira. Discover the origins and universal core values of Kwanzaa and immerse yourself in the absolute joy of this truly enriching and dynamic performance! All ages. Tickets: $7. Contact Community Works at or call (212) 459-1854.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 10/31/2011

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